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    Nebraska, video installation  


Sonja Hinrichsen

Hinrichsen spent most of her life in densely populated Northern Europe, the diversity and vastness of the landscapes spreading across the American continent hold a great fascination for her. Sonja explores the processes of settling and cultivating the vast stretches of land in North America, and its effect on Native American life and culture. Within the past 4 years she has created works in response to places such as Northern California, the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the high country of New Mexico, Florida, New England and the Great Plains of Nebraska.

Hinrichsen graduated from the Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart with two state exams: sculpture (1997) and performance/video (1998) , and received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. Her thesis piece “31 MUNI-Rides”, an interactive installation, was awarded a McMillan Award. Residencies: Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Djerassi Artist Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Her work was included in the GenArt “New Fangle” show in San Francisco, Gedok Gallery Stuttgart (solo), Kuenstlerhaus Saarbruecken (2-person show) and many other venues in the United States and Europe.